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Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

March 4th, 2015 10:48 pm by Associated Press

Governors in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Jersey declared states of emergency in advance of the storm, and Congress hurried to finish business amid a snow emergency declaration in Washington.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:00 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

March 4th, 2015 1:01 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

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Haslam: Ways to discuss race other than Facebook

Haslam: Ways to discuss race other than Facebook

March 4th, 2015 9:19 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says there should be more open conversations about race and that there are means of discussion other than Facebook. The Republican governor was referencing a Facebook post by Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia.

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

March 4th, 2015 9:17 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

A ruling that limits where subsidies are available would have dramatic consequences because roughly three dozen states opted against their own marketplace, or exchange, and instead rely on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's healthcare.gov.

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Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

March 4th, 2015 12:22 am by Associated Press

The report marks the culmination of an investigation into a police department that federal officials have described as troubled and that commanded national attention after one of its officers shot and killed an unarmed black man last summer.

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

March 3rd, 2015 6:10 pm by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration.

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US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

March 3rd, 2015 7:42 am by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing the ban of some types of 5.56 mm rounds - or .223-caliber - used in widely available and popular AR-15-style rifles because the bullets can also be used in new types of handguns.

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Tennessee lawmakers: Block FCC ruling on municipal broadband

Tennessee lawmakers: Block FCC ruling on municipal broadband

March 3rd, 2015 7:21 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of state House and Senate had written to the FCC to urge the panel not to override a state law blocking Chattanooga's electric utility from expanding its super-fast Internet network beyond its service area.

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Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts U.S.-Israel ties

Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts U.S.-Israel ties

March 2nd, 2015 7:02 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday.

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Illinois lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

Illinois lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

March 2nd, 2015 6:51 pm by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November, his office said Monday. He previously had charged taxpayers for the trip.

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